PR1 Ora Dare – Verdello Blue – Bridgestone – Fancy Feet
PR2 Keysbrook – Shinboner Buster – Military Ruler – Myboypaul
PR3 Lucciola – Saxy Grace – Grimster Rocks – Rive Gauche
PR4 When We Were Kings – Looking Ahead – Tower Of Lonhro – Dominating
PR5 Proceedwithcaution – Step Right Up – Shanghai Grey – Flying Force
PR6 Tick Tick Bloom – Star Of Husson – Decreed – I’m Feeling Lucky
PR7 Illusion Of Light – Wombie’s Legacy – Traded Halo – Inok
PR8 Dream Lifter – Mendicity – Fiddlers Elbow – Wild Stratus
Best Bet – When We Were Kings ($4.50)
Eachway – Dream Lifter ($5.00)
Maddie – Illusion Of Light ($5.50)
Comments: There is a lot to like about this year’s Belmont Oaks program, and all eyes will be on the outstanding Viscount filly Tick Tick Bloom as it attempts to complete the Guineas/Oaks double – and if its performance in the Guineas was anything to go by, the likelihood of taking home tomorrows silverware is literally a moral… Showers in the morning clearing will present an interesting Belmont surface, but we still expect a Good-Dead track with the winners to come from a handy position or better. The standout for mine has to be When We Were Kings in the fourth – competed boldly in its first look at WFA Group company, and drops back to the mile here which will suit – can carry big weights, so the significant class drop should see it right. We have had some very competitive last races at Belmont this season and tomorrows is another beauty, but despite the depth it is very hard to go past the Danehill Express 4yo Dream Lifter. My God! – what a run first up when coming from the clouds late to fall short in the last stride – looks back to its best on that run and will definitely take some beating, while Illusion Of Light is the best we can do for a Maddie at $5.50 – beat the promising Deb’s Delight comfortably first up over 1000m and should get a soft run from barrier six.
Multi: Actually liking a multi or two tomorrow – doubles will be a must: When We Were Kings ($4.50) into Proceedwithcaution ($4.25) into Dream Lifter ($5.00) = $95.62
OZ Racing: No Oz horses racing at Belmont tomorrow.
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